Chartered Clinical Psychologist
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with twelve years post qualification NHS experience of working with children, young people and families in both Paediatric and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
Children, teenagers and young adults, their siblings and parents living with (or previously treated for) a medical condition.
I can help with:
Children, teenagers and young adults experiencing:
Our Initial meeting will involve:
I will liaise with relevant professionals who are involved with your child in different contexts to strengthen the assessment.
Developing a shared understanding (‘Formulation’) and plan for intervention
The information gathered will help us to develop a shared understanding ‘formulation’ of the factors contributing to the development and maintenance of the problems, as well as identifying the strengths and resources the child, family and systems around it can harness to help them move towards their goals. This will inform our plan for intervention which will draw upon evidence based research and may include aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Systemic and Behavioural approaches.
It might include:
From 2011, I have been working as Principal Clinical Psychologist at Wexham Park Hospital, where I set up a new service for children living with a broad range of physical health conditions, including sessions of dedicated and integrated psychology support for children and adolescents living with Diabetes and Cancer. The service was highly valued and the funded psychology sessions doubled over my time there. I also delivered teaching to other professionals attending study days, offered consultation and support to colleagues and provided supervision to trainees and qualified psychologists.
At the Evelina Children’s Hospital, I developed services for teenagers living with Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia transitioning from paediatric to adult services and conducted a needs assessment to inform service provision of the psychological needs of teenagers and young adults living with cancer, which we presented at the European Conference for Paediatric Psychologists in 2012.
Contact Dr Alice Martell